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Reason; as the supreme authority in matters of opinion, belief, or conduct

Month: August, 2013

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” – George Bernard Shaw

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“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein

“I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road” – Stephen Hawking

“The things you’re looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.” – Ray Bradbury, from ‘Fahrenheit 451’

“…like the noise you make to drown out an insupportable thought.” – Martin Amis from ‘Time’s Arrow’

“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” – Gary Provost’s lesson on varying sentence length to create rhythm and flow.